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Imaginations sprk’d during Sphero makerspace session

Child using an iPad to roll Sphero robot around Library floor

Innovative tiny tech toys were a hit at the Proserpine Library with the introduction of a Sphero SPRK + workshop at one of their regular Saturday Maker Space sessions. Whitsunday Regional Libraries was given the opportunity to purchase these fun robotic balls through financial assistance received from the Queensland Government via State Library of Queensland’s … Read more

Library provides Mackay youngsters with digital literacy boost

Mother and child playing with a tablet device.

Mackay Regional Council Libraries introduced ten preloaded Launchpad tablets to children, parents and caregivers in the March-April school holidays, and as part of Library and Information Week in May. The devices were funded through a State Library of Queensland Realising Our Potential Micro Grant, and aim to introduce ‘educational apps on laps’ to children. The … Read more

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with Kanopy

strip of film poster art

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Kanopy the on-demand streaming service has hundreds of Indigenous films and documentaries perfect for screening in NAIDOC Week (7-14 July). Access to Kanopy is available for all Queensland Indigenous Knowledge Centres, public … Read more

The Cultural Diversity Database a great place to find titles for Queensland Multicultural Month

The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature The Cultural Diversity Database is funded and developed by The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature Inc an independent not for profit organisation. The NCACL collects, preserves and shares works by Australia’s children’s book authors and illustrators. The Cultural Diversity Database offers a comprehensive list of books which … Read more